Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To break (a sentence) down into its component parts of speech with an explanation of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part.
  • intransitive verb To describe (a word) by stating its part of speech, form, and syntactical relationships in a sentence.
  • intransitive verb To process (linguistic data such as speech or written language) in real time as it is being spoken or read, in order to determine its linguistic structure and meaning.
  • intransitive verb To examine closely or subject to detailed analysis, especially by breaking up into components.
  • intransitive verb To make sense of; comprehend.
  • intransitive verb Computers To analyze or separate (input, for example) into more easily processed components.
  • intransitive verb To admit of being parsed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In grammar, to describe grammatically by telling the part of speech of, as a word, or of each word in, as a sentence, defining and describing its grammatical form, and showing its relation to the other words in the sentence; resolve, as a sentence, into its grammatical parts: as, to parse a line in Virgil.
  • An obsolete form of pierce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Gram.) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb linguistics To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically.
  • verb computing To split a file or other input into bits of data that can be easily stored or manipulated.
  • noun linguistics, computing A successful act of parsing.
  • noun linguistics, computing The result of such an act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Middle English pars, part of speech, from Latin pars (ōrātiōnis), part (of speech); see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English pars, from Old French pars (plural of part), from Latin pars.

Examples

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  • Additionally, you could optionally specify a number after the word parse - this would only disable specific settings.

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  • The draws took the heat down to the decking and into containers called parse tubes, which housed diapson crystals.

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  • I create an instance of the lib and call parse on the RSS.

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  • To start parsing, the application calls parse (), a method of Parser: parser. parse (args [0]); EXAMPLE

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  • The only way to declare the document encoding we want to parse is to declare it explicitly in the document header.

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  • - Text XInclude support (aka parse = "text") - Basic forms support

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  • Instantiate the PlistParser class and then call the parse method with the filename as a parameter.

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  • Instantiate the PlistParser class and then call the parse method with the filename as a parameter.

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  • Liquid:: Block initialize method calls parse, which parses each of the tokens, causing each of the tags within the block to be parsed.

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